Clutha District, Balclutha

42 days ago

Tune In To Your Neighbourhood

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi there Neighbours!

With numerous gigs, concerts and festivals postponed or cancelled as a result of the level 4 response, we want you to dance the lockdown away with the new Neighbourly Spotify Playlist! Make your suggestions in the comments below - recommend anything you like on there, as … View more
Hi there Neighbours!

With numerous gigs, concerts and festivals postponed or cancelled as a result of the level 4 response, we want you to dance the lockdown away with the new Neighbourly Spotify Playlist! Make your suggestions in the comments below - recommend anything you like on there, as well as tunes you think your Neighbours will enjoy. Chuck in some taste-breakers, one-hit wonders or some good old Kiwi classics - it really doesn’t matter. So if you’re running out of ideas on things to do, why not a dance party?

Just remember: keep it PG, refrain from putting any songs in the mix that may cause offence to your Neighbours. You can find the playlist here.

Happy raving NZ!
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41 days ago

Thank you to the unsung heroes in our community.

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

We at Avenal Park Funeral Home, acknowledge carers (who visit homes and care for those who are sick, elderly or disabled), cleaners, farmers, truck and passenger drivers, store attendants, workers who maintain our power lines and collect our rubbish, businesses who have supported essential … View moreWe at Avenal Park Funeral Home, acknowledge carers (who visit homes and care for those who are sick, elderly or disabled), cleaners, farmers, truck and passenger drivers, store attendants, workers who maintain our power lines and collect our rubbish, businesses who have supported essential services, those who have managed to work at home in their own bubble, and volunteers (who have made a difference in other people’s lives). And we thank everyone who has stayed at home to protect themselves and others.

The world as we know it has changed, but we are proud to be in a country that has shown kindness, respect and a willingness to work together – thank you.

Kia kaha from the staff at Avenal Park Funeral Home.
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42 days ago

Injury. Surgery. Rehab. Setbacks.

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

One of the most exciting talents in New Zealand track cycling has been doing it tough since winning two medals at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018.

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42 days ago

What have you learnt from lockdown?

Nicole Johnstone Reporter from Southland Times

We are looking for some Southlanders to share what you are grateful for in lockdown, what you've learnt, and what level 4 has taught you. What springs to mind?

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43 days ago

Southland after lockdown

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

Our Visual Journalist Kavinda Herath shows how much quieter Southland has become since the country went into lockdown.

43 days ago

Hospice doctor likens preparing for Covid-19 to preparing for a tornado

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

Dr Amanda Sommerfeldt​ hails from the American-midwest, so she likens the planning she's done for the coronavirus pandemic to preparing for tornado season.

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43 days ago

Thanks so much to all NZ Gardener readers!

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

I just wanted to update everyone as to what is happening with the next copy of your favourite magazine. With the current restrictions we aren’t able to print or distribute at the moment, but we are working hard on a fantastic May issue for you and it will be on sale as soon as the restrictions … View moreI just wanted to update everyone as to what is happening with the next copy of your favourite magazine. With the current restrictions we aren’t able to print or distribute at the moment, but we are working hard on a fantastic May issue for you and it will be on sale as soon as the restrictions ease! I am hearing from so many readers right now about how their gardens have never been more important to them than they are now, so I want to ensure you get your NZ Gardener, packed with beautiful pictures, expert advice, inspiration and information as quickly as possible, so you can enjoy your own garden even more. Meanwhile, when you do your next shop, we’d love it if you could pick up a copy of the April issue which is on sale now (you can add a copy to your online shop too). As you’ve probably heard on the news it is a tough time for magazines right now, and we are incredibly grateful for the support of our regular readers and (especially!) our subscribers. If you are in a position to subscribe, or share your own love of plants and gardening by buying a subscription as a gift for someone else, then we’d be incredibly grateful: mags4gifts.co.nz.... Stay safe and enjoy the extra time in your garden everyone! Jo

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43 days ago

Coronavirus: What more do you want to know?

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

We are almost at the end of the third week of the nation-wide lockdown to help control the spread of Covid-19. We've all had to adapt to a different lifestyle these past few weeks.

Is there something you would like to know, or would like clarified about Covid-19, the lockdown or what happens… View more
We are almost at the end of the third week of the nation-wide lockdown to help control the spread of Covid-19. We've all had to adapt to a different lifestyle these past few weeks.

Is there something you would like to know, or would like clarified about Covid-19, the lockdown or what happens when we come out of it?

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50 days ago

Some still breaking lockdown rules

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

Invercargill Community Constable Reuben Boniface said there were a lot of vehicles parked at exercise hot spots in the city during the weekend which indicated people were driving for non-essential reasons.

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45 days ago

A modest man with a far-reaching legacy

Georgia Weaver Reporter from Southland Times

Invercargill has the friendliness of a group of staunch, young Southlanders to thank for luring the passionate surgeon Murray Pfeifer to Southland Hospital.

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45 days ago

Can you help us help our frontline this Easter?

ShieldsUp

ShieldsUp is a volunteer driven initiative of over 500 Kiwis, 3D printing, manufacturing and distributing face shields to our medical and emergency heroes across the country facing Covid-19 head on.

Within two weeks, we have delivered over 5,000 face shields, but we are still hearing the calls … View more
ShieldsUp is a volunteer driven initiative of over 500 Kiwis, 3D printing, manufacturing and distributing face shields to our medical and emergency heroes across the country facing Covid-19 head on.

Within two weeks, we have delivered over 5,000 face shields, but we are still hearing the calls of many. As the government and DHB’s publicly assure us that all necessary equipment is readily accessible, the demand for our face shields continues to grow daily, with requests for 30,000 shields.

If you would like to help us help them, sign up to volunteer at shieldsup.org.nz, or make a donation to ensure we can continue to produce and distribute our shields to protect our frontline heroes.

ShieldsUp, offering protection to Kiwi’s against COVID-19.
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47 days ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Gore

Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you … View more
Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you don’t live near water, you should be able to get some from your local garden supply store.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own rock domino set.

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47 days ago

Small businesses in your community need a hand!

SOS Business

Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay … View more
Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.

You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.

Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.

PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!
Support a local business

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48 days ago

Look our for others

The Team from Southern District Police

We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, … View more
We know some of you are facing threatening and potentially harmful times at home right now. Police will be there for you if you call us.

If you are in immediate danger and can’t call 111, leave your house and get out of harm’s way. Get to a safe distance and then ask a neighbour over a fence, or a passer-by, to call 111 for you. Your safety comes first.

It’s everybody’s responsibility to speak out and keep each other safe right now. If you think something is not ok with a friend, neighbour, or colleague, it’s okay to call Police on their behalf. The person you’re worried about may not be able to speak up for themselves. You could be saving a life.

For more information or support: www.police.govt.nz...

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48 days ago

Appreciation post

The Team from Southern District Police

Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community … View more
Thank you to all our essential service workers working tirelessly to ensure our communities are kept safe.

Issac is 81years old and was observed by a member of the public struggling to walk to the supermarket. A quick interaction with Isaac revealed he was in need of some intervention.

Community Constable Reuben Boniface ?‍♂️ was able to connect Issac with Age Concern Southland and with their assistance provide a care package of cooked meals and loaves of bread to help him through this time ? #kindnessgoesalongway

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